A Stretch of Time

A Stretch of Time

Grace Bridges

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Short Stories

In this Kiwi-flavoured short story, a Maori grandmother passes on a mystical gift of time to her grandchild. 1500 words.Smoking barbecue grills and tidy mown lawns define American suburbia but hide its dark secrets. Peek behind the tranquil mask of a quiet neighborhood in this FLASH fiction story of the murder and mayhem that follow when Helen gets a new dog. Warning: if you love "pocket" dogs, you may find this story disturbing!
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Aquasynthesis

Aquasynthesis

Grace Bridges

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Short Stories

aqua (n) - water, used in compound names, or substances in water. synthesis (n) - The combining of elements into a unified entity. aquasynthesis (n) - a combining of worlds within a pool of water; an anthology of short stories from Splashdown authors:Fred Warren, Caprice Hokstad, P.A. Baines, Adam Graham, R.L. Copple, Travis Perry, Mike Lynch, Keven Newsome, Kat Heckenbach and Ryan GrabowEdited by Grace BridgesNarrated by Walt Staplesaqua (n) - water, used in compound names, or substances in water. synthesis (n) - The combining of elements into a unified entity. aquasynthesis (n) - a combining of worlds within a pool of water; an anthology of short stories from Splashdown authors.Gizile follows her mysterious teacher, Tok, as they look into the ice of an ocean pool to contemplate a series of strange and mystical visions: astonishing tales of technology and transcendence, aliens and elves, space and time, dragons and demons, prophecies and scriptures, humor and horror, the gifted and the enslaved, virtual and supernatural reality, insanity and inspiration.Dive into the creations of the Splashdown wordsmiths. Visit the edges of story worlds you love already, and taste their delights if you are new to Splashdown's universe.With short stories from Fred Warren, Caprice Hokstad, P.A. Baines, Adam Graham, R.L. Copple, Travis Perry, Mike Lynch, Keven Newsome, Kat Heckenbach, and Ryan Grabow.
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Rue the Night: Mariah's Prologue #3

Rue the Night: Mariah's Prologue #3

Grace Bridges

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Short Stories

Shane and Fiona are cyborgs on Senate guard duty, which for them means terrifying the inhabitants of suburban Belfast into submission. He wishes the job hadn't been forced on him. For her, it couldn't come soon enough. Follow them on an ordinary night patrol, where something extraordinary might happen...This book is a collection of 3 short stories about outer space, aliens, astronauts, and robots. Each story using science fiction to teach a valuable life lesson. The protagonists include children, a hotshot astronaut, a weird looking alien, and a homemade robot.
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